Professor Nicholas Finer
Expert Medical Consultant, Obesity Medicine, Endocrinology, Former Honorary Clinical Professor, National Centre for Cardiovascular Prevention and Outcomes (NCCPO), University College London (UCL) Institute of Cardiovascular Science
Professor Finer is a former professor of clinical medicine at University College London (UCL). His career is rooted in his experience as a clinical academic endocrinologist, with over three decades of experience in developing and advancing multidisciplinary obesity services across institutions such as, including Guy's, Luton, Cambridge, and University College London Hospitals (UCLH). Between 2016 and 2022, Professor Finer held the prestigious position of Senior Principal Clinical Scientist in Global Medical Affairs at Novo Nordisk in Denmark. His invaluable contributions to the field of obesity research and its associated complications have led him to assume numerous significant roles, such as serving as the former Chair of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity and the World Obesity Federation Clinical Care.
In these capacities, he played a pivotal role in the development of the Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE) educational program. Furthermore, he has actively participated in advisory groups, including the UK Government Advisory Group for Obesity, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Public Health Advisory Group, the European Association for the Study of Obesity, and the European Society of Hypertension. In recognition of his outstanding work, Professor Finer was honoured with the Bisset Hawkins Medal in 2013. This prestigious, triennial award, bestowed by the Royal College of Physicians, recognises his tireless efforts in promoting public health. Professor Finer's dedication to his field is also evident in his election as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, as well as his affiliations with the US Obesity Society and the UK Association for Nutrition.